Writer's Digest May/June 2015 Download

Writer's Digest May/June 2015 Download

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Writer’s Digest, May/June 2015, Volume 95, No. 4

FEATURES: Write & Sell Short Stories

Short & Strategic More and more of today’s indie and hybrid authors are self-publishing short fiction singles to help grow their careers. Here’s how you can do it, too. by James Scott Bell

Flash Dance Crafting a compelling piece of flash fiction is a delicate art—a balance of form, brevity, and spaces left for your readers to fill. Use these techniques to transform the shortest of your stories into poetry in motion. by Grant Faulkner

15 Hacks for Characterizing Fast Learn to paint true-to-life characters in swift, sure strokes. by Elizabeth Sims

The WD Interview: Susan Mallery Prolific romance and women’s fiction bestseller Susan Mallery is a lifelong student of the craft—and now that she’s reached the head of the class, she may just be getting started. by Jessica Strawser

101 Best Websites for Writers Our 17th annual list is your latest must-have roundup of the best online resources for writing and publishing advice, classes, community and more. by Kara Gebhart Uhl

Thrills on Ice The winner of the 10th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards played it cool with hidden identities and uncovered secrets in her short thriller “Damaged.” Plus: The complete winners list. by Cris Freese

WRITER’S WORKBOOK: Scriptwriting

6 Steps to Writing Compelling Screenplay Characters by Wendy Kram

Test the Strength of Your Screenplay with a Logline by Rob Tobin

INKWELL

Take Your Writing Away: Plan your own retreat—just you and the blank page. by Steve Holt

Plus:

  • Ask the Authors
  • 5-Minute Memoir
  • Poetic Asides: Erasure
  • The Excellent Question Game
  • The Winners of WD’s 2nd Annual Self-Published ebook Awards
  • Furst Drafts
  • On the Record

COLUMNS

MEET THE AGENT: Uwe Stender, TriadaUS Literary Agency by Kara Gebhart Uhl

BREAKING IN: Debut Author Spotlight by Chuck Sambuchino

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK: Ghostwriting Queries; Pitching a Funny Novel by Barbara Poelle

YOUR STORY: Special Extended Edition, Contest #61

STANDOUT MARKETS: Islands’ Travel Tales; Seal Press; EVENT by Cris Freese

CONFERENCE SCENE: Clarksville Writers; Colorado Christian Writers; PNWA by Don Vaughan

REJECT A HIT: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket spoof-rejected by Robert Kingett